What is periodontics and periodontal therapy?

Periodontics refers to the treatment and maintenance of the structure that supports your teeth—namely, the gums and bone. Periodontal therapy is the process to correct any periodontal problems.

Gingivitis: An Early Form of Periodontal Troubles

Gingivitis is an early form of periodontitis, or gum disease. Gingivitis can be treated by having your teeth professionally cleaned, followed by a strict oral hygiene regimen, including antibacterial rinses. At Alluring Smiles, LLC, we specialize in non-surgical periodontics to ensure the restored and continued health of your gums and teeth. Non-surgical periodontics can include scaling and root planing.

If gingivitis escalates into more advanced gum disease, we will remove the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar through scaling or sonic vibration. Additionally, small pellets of antibiotic can be placed between the teeth and gums, which also help to reduce plaque and combat the disease.

Our Expertise in Periodontics & Periodontal Therapy

Dr. Maria Hayes takes great care to ensure that the foundation of your mouth is healthy. Her background as a dental hygienist prior to her DDS degree has imparted a skill level beyond most family dentist practitioners. Dr. Maria Hayes is currently available to answer all your questions about periodontal therapy and treatments. If you would like to learn more about treatment for gum disease in Gaithersburg, Maryland, contact our office at 301-637-6155 to schedule an appointment.